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Thank you for your generosity in donating new toys, books and other gifts to the children at the Alberta Children's Hospital. These donations are special gifts that make kids feel more at home and help brighten their spirits during their stay in hospital.

 These donations, called Gifts in Kind, are used throughout the year as distractions and rewards during procedures and tests; as special gifts to celebrate birthdays, holidays and other milestones; prizes for bingo nights; and to provide entertainment in playrooms. Book donations also help to supplement the Family and Community Resource Centre library collection and inpatient book cart program.

We are only able to accept NEW unwrapped items due to the hospital's infection control guidelines. Due to our patients' fragile immune systems, we are unable to accept gently used or previously owned items.

We appreciate your generosity but for the safety and privacy of the patients, please understand that donors are not permitted to hand out gifts personally to the patients.

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Gift in Kind Guidelines and Wish Lists

Please read the following Guidelines regarding donations of Toys and Other Gifts, Books and Art, then view and download the Wist Lists for items that are currently needed at the hospital.

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Drop-Off Hours of Operation

Auction and Prize donations.

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Toys and Other Gifts

 All items must be brand new, unwrapped and: 

green checkmarkcome from a smoke-free, pet-free environment

 green checkmarkbe free of corporate branding and personal messaging

green checkmarkbe sturdy, well-built, non-breakable and able to withstand a lot of use.

green checkmarkbe safe (no sharp edges, no small pieces for infant and toddler toys, and must be made of non toxic materials)

green checkmarkbe easy to disinfect (should have hard surfaces like plastic, vinyl, varnished/painted wood, metal)

green checkmarkbe non aggressive (no toy weapons, no violent action figures)

Please note we are unable to accept:

x mark graphicstuffed toys taller than 18 inches

x mark graphictoy kitchens and playsets or large rideable cars and trucks

x mark graphicfood products, dietary supplements or beverages

x mark graphiclarge quantities of the same item (20+)

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homemade cards and personal notes

View and Download the Toys and Other Gifts Wish List toys and gifts button GIK


 All books must be new, unwrapped and: 

green checkmarkcome from a smoke-free, pet-free environment

green checkmarkspecifically written for children. No mature or rated-T comics please.

green checkmarkbe free of corporate branding and personal messaging

View and Download the Book Wish List books button gift in kind

Auction and Prize donations

The Foundation is also fortunate to benefit from several exciting events throughout the year, many with an auction or prizing component. In order to help raise much needed funds for our hospital, we are looking for unique items/services/experiences to feature in one or more of these prestigious events. If your business or organization would like to donate an auction item, please call (403) 955-8818 for more information.

Drop-off Locations and Hours of Operation

If you have a sizeable donation and will need the help of a cart when you deliver your items, please call 403-955-8818 or

Foundation Office (Level 2 – take elevator or stairs)
Monday – Friday 8:30 am 4:30 pm  * Closed on Statutory Holidays

Shipping and Receiving sizeable donations

* Please make an appointment by calling 403- 955-8839 or 403-955-2632

Monday – Friday 9:00 am  3:00 pm

Admitting Desk (Level 1) 

*After hours and weekends / small donations only

Monday – Friday 4:30 pm to 8:30 am Saturday and Sunday all day


 Contact the Alberta Children's Hospital Foundation at 403-955-8818.


The Alberta Children’s Hospital Foundation supports the Alberta Children's Hospital Art Advisory Committee at the hospital. As a panel of art specialists, this committee meets bi-monthly to review all artwork donation submissions. This committee is solely responsible for deciding where art will be placed within the hospital.

Each work will be chosen on its own merit.

green checkmarkAll artwork must be original.

green checkmarkArtwork must be sensitive to the distress families may be feeling at the hospital, as well as recognize cultural differences of those visiting the hospital.

green checkmarkSignage on the back of the artwork is acceptable.

x mark graphicAt this time we are not permitted to accept murals due to concerns with infection control.

x mark graphicNo plaques or labeling is permitted on the front of the artwork.

If you have a piece of art you would like to be considered, please complete the  Artwork Donation Form 

If you require a tax receipt for your donation, a professional, third party appraisal must be completed and submitted with your Artwork Donation Form.

For more information about donating artwork, please contact the Art Committee at

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